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Man accused of threat linked to R Kelly turns self in

Jan. 18, 2019 4:04 PM EST

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of threatening a father who says singer R. Kelly kept his daughter from her family has turned himself in. Henry County Sheriff's Office Maj. Bobby Sloan says Henry James Mason turned himself in around 8:30 a.m. Friday. A judge had issued a warrant for Mason on charges of...

The Latest: Cilic edges Verdasco in 5 at Australian Open

Jan. 18, 2019 9:02 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:57 a.m. Marin Cilic overcame a pair of match points — including one double-faulted away by Fernando Verdasco — and a two-set deficit for a 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8), 6-3 victory in the Australian Open's...

Ex-CEO gets prison term for defrauding Phoenix non-profit

Jan. 18, 2019 12:49 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A former CEO has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for defrauding a Phoenix non-profit corporation and ordered to pay nearly $10,000 in restitution to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. The Arizona Attorney General's Office says 67-year-old James Michael Russo was...

Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman relative

Jan. 17, 2019 10:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter in New York City. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Lamar Davenport stabbed his girlfriend E'Dena Hines multiple times while under the influence of alcohol and drugs in August 2015....

Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer

Jan. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault case thrown out. Weinstein and high-profile defense attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement Thursday that they "have agreed to part ways" and that new lawyers would be...

Suspect in double homicide agrees to testify for prosecution

Jan. 17, 2019 3:42 PM EST

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — One of three men charged in the Halloween night 2016 slayings of a mother and her son in central Pennsylvania has entered guilty pleas and agreed to testify against his co-defendants. Pennlive.com reports that 32-year-old Casey Wilson pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of...

The Latest: Zverev beats Chardy in late finish in Australia

Jan. 17, 2019 8:28 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12: 15 a.m. Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev served 29 aces in a late-finishing 7-6 (5), 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (6), 6-1 win over Jeremy Chardy to reach the third round of the Australian Open. The ATP Finals winner had...

New Orleans police arrest man after rapper was gunned down

Jan. 16, 2019 4:17 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police have arrested a man accused of being involved in the slaying of rapper Young Greatness outside of a Waffle House. Citing records, Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports 38-year-old Donald Reaux was arrested Wednesday. He was booked on charges including accessory to...

TV journalist Chris Hansen accused of bouncing checks

Jan. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A TV journalist known for confronting would-be child predators has been snared himself in a police investigation alleging he wrote bad checks for $13,000 worth of marketing materials. Former "To Catch a Predator" host Chris Hansen was arrested Monday in his hometown of Stamford,...

Former Alabama lawmaker pleads guilty in health fraud case

Jan. 16, 2019 3:30 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama lawmaker best known for leading the 2017 impeachment push against then-Gov. Robert Bentley, pleaded guilty Wednesday in a health care fraud case. Former state Rep. Ed Henry entered his plea on a charge of government property theft in a federal court in Montgomery....